Expressing its helplessness in implementing its order bringing six political parties within the purview of the RTI Act, CIC has said it cannot impose any penalty on them as they have not appointed any Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) against whom such an action can be taken by it.
The Central Information Commission on Wednesday questioned the government bodies with regard to meeting the requirement of mandatory suo-motu disclosures under the RTI Act and said that there was need for "introspection" as only a little over one-fourth of the 2,276 public authorities have followed statutory guidelines.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued another notice to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asking her to explain why her party has not complied with the directives of a panel about responding to RTI queries and not replying to an RTI plea filed last year.
Taking a serious view of 58,000 cases of voter cards with wrong photos admitted by Delhi Government, the Central Information Commission on Tuesday called for an in-depth inquiry into cards issued on residential proof with MP or MLA recommendation to curb bogus voting.
Difference in real value of land and circle rates in the national capital is not only facilitating black money inflow in the property market but also causing revenue loss to the exchequer, the Central Information Commission has said.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Urban Development Ministry to make public all records related to allotment of land and bungalows to political parties and upload these details on its website.
The Delhi High Court has held that reimbursements of medical expenses of the Supreme Court judges cannot be disclosed under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, saying it does not serve any public interest.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Supreme Court registry to provide information to an RTI activist regarding cases which have been heard but judgments have been pending after being reserved.
Medico-legal case reports cannot be strictly categorised as personal information and withheld from disclosure, the Central Information Commission has said while allowing victims of an accident to access reports of other injured persons in the same mishap.
The Parliament and the Supreme Court buildings are facing serious fire safety lapses, according to the CIC which pulled up the Delhi Fire Services for carrying out its last inspection of the apex court a decade ago.
With no chief information commissioner since August, a total of 10,290 appeals were pending before the Central Information Commission till Nov 23, according to information obtained through an RTI query.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Law Ministry to disclose the action taken on a request to probe former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan for alleged misconduct, saying correspondence between the Executive about a former CJI is not privileged correspondence.
Disclosure of information related to setting of Supreme Court benches outside Delhi may "arouse regional feelings" and create "needless political controversy" resulting in law and order problem, the CIC has held allowing the apex court to withhold it.
With nearly three weeks left for retirement of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the government on Friday held discussion on the issue of bringing an amendment in the Lokpal Act for selection of his successor in the absence of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha.
Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said.